The Northern Lights Movement for Kids’ 111 km Challenge returns this June with a new online platform supporting the cause.
Northern Lights Movement for Kids connects youth and adults from Indigenous communities with predominantly non-Indigenous locales to support learning and understanding in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. The 111 km Challenge, in honour of former Bronco number 11 Jacob Leicht, encourages us to challenge ourselves to get up and move the 111 km during the month.
According to founder Celeste Leray-Leicht, the purpose is to stay connected while being active, get in motion to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors, and bring awareness to the Northern Lights Movement for Kids and its mission.
This year’s participants are invited to sign up on Race Roster, an online platform that tracks progress and allows movers to feel better connected to the event. A small $11 fee is charged to help support things like travel costs for schools or groups who want to meet face to face to get to know each other and to learn from one another.